Diane Keaton's mother when she was 59, in 1980 said, "Every living person should be forced to write an autobiography. They should have to go back and unravel and disclose all the stuff that was packed into their lives."
Back in my freshman year of college in 1964, a wise English professor encouraged students to write daily life accounts and keep records for future reference and reflection. She claimed an interesting and worthwhile story of anyone's life would be well worth the effort in 50 years. I understand exactly what she was driving at. In the case of my mother-in-law, she did just that and I had a wonderful time putting her story in print. It certainly is well worth a read. Junebub by Gerald Shingleton is now avialbel from Amazon.
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